What are mice?

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A mouse is a small nocturnal rodent that is very well suited to living in houses and other human made structures. Mice are often not seen by homeowners because they only come out at night, and they are usually identified through the damage they cause and the noises they make while out of sight. Their natural diet consists of seeds and grains, but they will eat many different things. Mice tend to nibble on things, making frequent trips to food sources within 25 feet of their nests. After mice enter your home, they can be extremely difficult to get rid of since they often live in hidden areas within garages, attics, lofts, and wall interiors.

How can if I tell if I have mice?

The top indicator of mice in your home is the presence of droppings. Mice are so small that they need to eat almost constantly for energy. They leave behind large amounts of droppings as they navigate around your home at night, that are visible during the day. Droppings look like small, black or dark brown grains of rice.


You might also hear light scratching at night in your attic or within your walls. Mice aren’t solitary pests, so they move around in groups that quickly multiply when left unaddressed by professional pest control. Mice are highly unsanitary and can destroy household items as they gnaw.

Why do I have mice in my home?

Rodents seek out food, water, and shelter to live. When they find all of these elements in your home, they’ll stay. Food sources can range from fallen crumbs to cereal in cardboard boxes.

Mice build nests where they are least likely to be disturbed. Nesting locations can vary per home and property but can be found pretty much anywhere. The most common hiding places for mice nests are:

  • Wall Voids
  • Insulation
  • Attics
  • Under Refrigerators
  • Under Stoves
  • Under Dishwashers

If you find a nest, the best thing to do is to call SOS Exterminating. We’ll get rid of the mice in your home with professional pest control.

How can I get rid of mice?

Mouse poking head out of a hole in the wall of a house | SOS Exterminating serving Gilbert, Arizona

The best way that you can prevent mice from entering your home is to make it as least appealing as possible. Sweep up crumbs regularly and move food items into secured containers. Make sure that you pay close attention to the hard to reach spaces that are easily ignored such as under stoves and dishwashers. Seal the cracks and crevices around the foundation of your home. Try using copper wire mesh to block up the holes. This material is very difficult for mice to chew through. Be sure that no gap exists at the base of garage doors and entry doors into the home because mice will follow air currents in to find their way into your home. If you are still struggling to get rid of the mice in your home, give SOS Exterminating a call.

How does SOS Exterminating get rid of mice?

SOS Exterminating can get rid of the mice in your home with our Rodent Exclusion Service. If you have recurring issues with rodent infestations, this permanent solution is the perfect fit. We also offer one time services for mouse infestations. Let’s get started! Give SOS Exterminating a call at 480-571-1486 or fill out the contact form on this page to set up an inspection at your home or business.

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